Published on 11 August 2022
Archived on 11 September 2022
The Met Office has issued an amber warning for hot weather in the West Midlands in place through to Sunday 14 August where heatwave temperatures are likely to be reached.
Hot weather can be a hazard to health - particularly to older people, the very young and people with long term conditions
Public Health Warwickshire is delivering some simple guidance on how to enjoy the hot weather sensibly.
Warwickshire County Councillor Margaret Bell, Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care and Health, said: "Throughout hot spells, susceptible groups, such as older people, the very young and people with long term conditions, feel the severe effects of heat more than others and it's long been known that death rates increase in heat waves.
"The greatest advice is to relax, stay cool, drink lots of cold liquids and, if you can, keep an eye on individuals you know to be at risk. It is important to recognise the health dangers that extreme heat can bring and know the signs of heat-related illnesses to try and avert these. Be a good neighbour, check in on friends, family and neighbours who may be vulnerable to the heat and make certain you protect yourself by taking all the required actions."
Public Health Warwickshire has issued the following guidance to try and keep people well in the sun and heat:
The hot weather is set to continue for much of this week find out more at www.metoffice.gov.uk
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